A Pop of Blue

Hey All! I hope your week is off to a great start and you’re enjoying Fat Tuesday today! Shrove Tuesday does not exist for us Serbian Orthodox peeps, instead Clean Monday began yesterday for all Eastern Europeans, although I’ll probably continue to indulge in some of my favorite foods all through Easter.

Today, I want to share this royal blue mini skirt with knot detail that I recently found at Zara for $39.90. The last time I wore a mini skirt was for a Secret Santa brunch with my gal pals this past December, but prior to that I couldn’t tell you the last time I put on a short skirt. I guess you can say I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this look.

I tend to cover up on top if I’m going to wear something short on the bottom and/or that’s going to reveal my legs. Same goes for covering up on the bottom when I’m wearing a more revealing top. Keep in mind ladies that sometimes less is definitely not more.┬á Tights or nylons are great options for those cooler days when you still want to rock your favorite skirt or dress especially if you’re lazy like me and haven’t shaved your legs. ­čÖé Even though I opted for black nylons,┬áblack opaque tights can really make your outfit stand out when adding a pop of color such as this royal blue shade.

Have a great day, friends!

[Photography Credit]: Chris Anthony

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Red Hot: A Valentine’s Day Look

Happy Valentine’s Day!! For those of you who celebrate this annual holiday and day of romance, I hope your day was just a little extra special and filled with love as I hope it is every day. John was out of town for an overnight work trip last night so I thought it would be fun to surprise him when he came home by writing all the different reasons I admire him and what I love about him on pink post-its (72 to be exact) that I stuck to his bathroom mirror and formed into the shape of a heart. If you’re looking for a simple yet thoughtful DIY idea to remind someone how special they are, then this is it. Thanks, Kimmie!

While my outfit tonight for our casual V-day dinner at a local sushi restaurant was a pair of jeans and a turtleneck, I wanted to share a red hot Valentine’s Day alternative with all of you. In my opinion, a red dress or any red article of clothing is always a great option when you want to stand out. Red is a bold and intense color associated with strength, power, passion, love, romance and desire which is why it is the predominant color associated with Valentine’s Day. According to science, red enhances men’s attraction towards women. So ladies, if you’re single and ready to mingle or want to turn up the heat with your significant other, don’t be afraid to add this bold and sexy color to your wardrobe.

A LRD (little red dress) such as this midi which features an off the shoulder neckline with ruffles is a great option for a night on the town. This red hot number was an online purchase from Windsor for only $27.90. I know. Cheap, right?! I’ve received a lot of compliments on this dress without mentioning where it was from or how much I spent so it goes to show that you don’t need expensive clothes to look good. Would it make a difference to some knowing where it’s from and how much it cost? Maybe! As long as YOU feel good and comfortable in what you’re wearing, that’s all that matters.

As I’ve stated before, I believe that a woman a can be beautiful and classy without breaking the bank. While I do like to splurge sometimes and purchase luxury items if and when I can (who doesn’t?), sometimes it’s not feasible or necessary. When you know how to dress for your body type and you feel comfortable in whatever you’re wearing, it really makes no difference if your dress is $30 or $300.┬á Remember, money can’t buy you class. xoxo

***For reference, I typically go up a size in contemporary brands. I’m 5’6 with a 27-inch waist and went with┬ámedium. Click on the thumbnails to be directed to the exact retailer.

[Photography Credit]: Chris Anthony

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January & February Faves

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